Republicans’ Infrastructure Negotiations With White House Hit ‘Roadblock’Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Negotiations on a major infrastructure package have hit a snag, Republicans and Democrats said Tuesday. “The negotiations ongoing with the White House on infrastructure hit a significant roadblock,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the Senate Republican Conference chairman, told reporters on Capitol Hill. The bargaining talks “seem to be running into a brick wall,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) added in a separate briefing. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the top Republican on the Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works, was tasked by top Senate Republicans to try to reach a deal with President Joe Biden on infrastructure after the White House unveiled a $2.3 trillion plan and Republicans countered with a $568 billion proposal. The two sides have since inched closer but are still over $700 billion apart. Capito and Biden planned to talk yet again later Tuesday, the White House said. “They will have a discussion about …Read More

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